Four New COVID-19 Deaths, 376 New Cases Reported In Chautauqua County

first_img523.4 COVID-19 Cases by Presence of Symptoms at Time of Interview 0.7% 0-390 14726- Conewango Valley0 Total Cases Zip Code 14781- Sherman3 0.3% 20 60-693 18.2% 34 17 914 14769- Portland2 303.2 543.5 164.0 NYS Fatality Rate: 4.06%US Fatality Rate: 1.7%Source: John Hopkins University COVID-19 Tracker 12/29/2020 55 189 14081- Irving0 14062- Forestville9 1316 3 21 149.6 0.7% 3.55% 2 0.49% 21 3 1.1% 12.8% 0.3% 14787- Westfield26 640 12.12% 14767- Panama1 506.4 14710- Ashville7 13.95% 6.57% Percent 10 14712- Bemus Point15 0.3% 657.1 28 3.4% 551.5 Total Deaths 473.4 296.2 14782- Sinclairville10 14 14723- Cherry Creek4 2 39 461.4 13 624.6 14750- Lakewood13 0.40% 22 3.2% Active Cases 14722- Chautauqua0 14775- Ripley3 Age 20 24.34% 740.7 139.8 197.6 14724- Clymer2 494.3 55 14736- Findley Lake1 0 12.51% MAYVILLE – Four new COVID-19 deaths and 376 new cases of the virus were reported in Chautauqua County from over the past weekend.The county Health Department’s COVID-19 Dashboard reported the update on Monday.According to the new data, the deaths involved a 70-year-old, two 80-year-olds and a 90-year-old.There have been 44 deaths connected to the virus since the pandemic began in the county. The number of those hospitalized rose to 42, from 40 last week. The seven-day average percent positivity rate is also up, from 11.2 percent to 13.4 percent.To date there have been 5,010 cases of COVID-19 with 4,251 people recovering.More from Monday’s update is posted below:COVID-19 Cases by ZIP Code of Residence 150.9 34 0.3% 14728- Dewittville0 Number 288.5 161 50-59742 No897 692.3 191.5 1.9% New Cases 98 0 2.3% Percent of Total Cases 715 12.12% 22 14757- Mayville5 169 40 14716- Brocton13 4 Number 90+4 0.4% 57 Fatality Rate 726.9 24 15 36 16 170 335.0 Symptoms 40-493 3.9% 370.7 Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) 612.0 3 60-69607 0.0% 3 0.8% 3 80-8919 14740- Gerry3 35 3.0% 0.8% 14701- Jamestown87 203 14048- Dunkirk95 1.5% 75 4 128 Percent 14733- Falconer10 14138- South Dayton1 14738- Frewsburg11 14718- Cassadaga1 2.0% 159 15 14784- Stockton2 196 0.7% 111 5 3.65% 26.3% Fatality Rate by Age Group 0.7% 14063- Fredonia35 Yes2789 14136- Silver Creek14 3.8% 5010 0.4% 0.0 0-19627 3.4% 2.6% 0 5 20-29901 17.98% 510.9 1121.5 40-49699 0.43% 80-89178 376 3 16 70-79329 70-7912 14 1.78% 90+89 1.1% 10.67% 100.0% COVID-19 Cases by Known Age 30-39676 19 0.88% Total 6 Symptoms Known3686 150 Age Group 14720- Celoron0 116 0.0 1.1% Active Case Rate (per 100,000 residents) 0 50-593 2.2% All Ages44 13.49% 677.5 0.00% 4.49% 211.8 79 538.3 0.0 14747- Kennedy3 93 75.66%last_img read more

BLEU SKY CREATIVE PROJECT HONORED AS BEST OF NEW ENGLAND

first_imgA recent project from Bleu Sky Creative, a Burlington design studio, has been chosen for inclusion in the 2007 Best of New England Design Show, sponsored by the Boston chapter of the AIGA Professional Association of Design. The bi-annual event showcases only the highest-quality examples of design work from skilled professionals and practitioners throughout the region. The show featured Bleu Sky Creative’s promotional drink coasters.last_img

It’s unethical to mine metadata

first_imgIt’s unethical to mine metadata It’s unethical to mine metadata April 30, 2006 Regular Newscenter_img Such information is protected by the attorney-client privilege Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Lawyers sending electronic documents should take all reasonable steps to remove “metadata” from those documents, and recipient lawyers should refrain from looking for metadata if they reasonably know that such information is not intended for their eyes.The Bar’s Professional Ethics Committee is putting that advice in a proposed advisory opinion for comment by Bar members. The committee also issued a PAO on digital copying of paper legal records and addressed the propriety of an estate lawyer being named the beneficiary in a client’s bank account, among other matters at its April 10 meeting in Orlando.Metadata is hidden information that computer word processing programs keep with a document and can accompany it when it is electronically transmitted. Such information can include when the document was created, who has viewed it, a history of changes and comments made, and other information. In one case, a client’s e-mailed comments about the document were attached while it was being revised. Even though the comments were deleted from the final version, they were still contained in the metadata and able to be recovered by the recipient.That example and others prompted the Bar Board of Governors to ask the PEC to look at the issue both from the sending and receiving attorney perspective. The board also passed a resolution expressing its disapproval at “mining” metadata from electronically transmitted documents.PEC members found that lawyers sending digital documents have a responsibility to see that confidential information is protected.“It is the sending lawyer’s obligation to take reasonable steps to safeguard the confidentiality of all communications sent by electronic means to other lawyers and third parties and to protect from other lawyers and third parties all confidential information, including information contained in metadata, that may be included in such electronic communications,” the PAO says.As for receiving attorneys, the opinion holds: “It is the recipient lawyer’s concomitant obligation, upon receiving an electronic communication or document from another lawyer, not to try to obtain from metadata information relating to the representation of the sender’s client when the recipient knows or should know that the information is not intended for the recipient. Any such metadata is to be considered by the receiving lawyer as confidential information which the sending lawyer did not intend to transmit.”The opinion also says that law firms may have to seek out continuing training and education to ensure a technological understanding of how to strip metadata from transmitted documents.The opinion is reproduced in full beginning on page 24. The PEC will consider any comments from members at its June meeting. Making electronic copies of paper records is another issue referred by the Board of Governors to the committee. Several attorneys, concerned about preparing their offices for hurricanes, have asked the Bar about the propriety of switching paper records to digital data. The PEC found there were no Bar rules that prohibit lawyers from making electronic copies of paper records. But it also said safeguards must be observed. “The committee cautions lawyers that electronic files must be readily reproducible and protected from inadvertent modification, degradation, or destruction. The lawyer may charge reasonable copying charges for producing copies of documents for clients.. . . Finally, lawyers must take reasonable precautions to ensure confidentiality of client information, particularly if the lawyer relies on third parties to convert and store paper documents to electronic records,” the opinion says. “The committee encourages the use of technology, such as electronic file storage, to facilitate cost-effective and efficient records management. However, the committee is of the opinion that a lawyer is not required to store files electronically, although a lawyer may do so.” That opinion is also reprinted in full, beginning on page 25. On the estate attorney issue, the committee had a vigorous debate. The inquiring attorney said that an estate planning client had died and left him $18,000 by naming him as a beneficiary to a bank trust account with that sum in it. The client also named the attorney as her personal representative to her estate. The lawyer had originally contacted the Bar’s Ethics Department in 1999 when the client wanted to give him a $15,000 check as a gift. The Bar advised him in a staff opinion that he should not accept the check, since Bar rules prohibit attorneys from preparing estate documents that confer a benefit on them. The client then apparently put the money in a trust account, naming the attorney as beneficiary. When she died, the bank contacted the attorney and said it could only release the money to him. Committee member Martha Barrera warned that allowing the gift could create a loophole in Bar rules where an attorney could exert undue influence on the client for the attorney’s benefit. But committee member Skip Smith said there appeared to be no violation of Bar rules, which only prohibit an attorney from preparing an instrument from which he or she benefits. The committee first voted 7-14 to reject a modified version of a staff opinion saying the lawyer could not accept the money, and then rejected the unmodified opinion 6-14. Smith made a motion to draft a staff opinion saying while there was no Bar rule prohibiting the acceptance of the gift, it might cause a conflict with the attorney’s position as personal representative of the estate. It also said if the attorney had anything to do with setting up the account, then he could not accept the gift. That passed 18-5. On another issue, the committee declined to withdraw Ethics Opinion 77-30, which holds that an attorney hired to work for an entire county commission cannot represent one commissioner on an ethics complaint before the state Ethics Commission. Local governments had complained that could make them hire expensive outside counsel to handle frivolous complaints against local elected officials. The PEC appointed a subcommittee, which recommended retaining the opinion, but noted it applied to a specific set of facts and there might be a different conclusion under a different set of facts. The board approved upholding the opinion 19-0. The committee also addressed two separate inquiries on ancillary businesses. In one, a bankruptcy attorney wanted to be able to act as a mortgage broker when clients seek to get out of bankruptcy by refinancing their homes. The second involved an attorney with mainly an estate planning practice who wanted to set up an ancillary business to advise clients and sell them life insurance. The committee responded to both that the practices would be allowed as long as the lawyers can fully comply with rules on personal conflicts of interest and follow the requirements of the rules on business transactions with clients.last_img read more

Different types of fraud & how to protect yourself

first_img 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Whether we like it or not, fraud has become a prominent part of our technologically advanced society. Fraudsters are after either two things – your money or your identity, and sometimes both. Whether they hack your email account or obtain your Social Security number, fraudsters are smart, quick and are always trying to stay one step ahead. That’s why it’s so important for you to be educated on the different types of fraud and the ways these scam artists get ahold of your information.Let’s take a look at all the different types of fraud out there, real-life examples and how you can protect yourself from falling for these scams.Social EngineeringSocial engineering is when fraudsters trick innocent consumers into divulging personal and confidential information. This includes their email and online account information, bank account information or computer network information. The fraudsters contact people, by phone, email or mail, posing as phony representatives from legitimate companies claiming there is a need to verify or provide their information. Fraudulent emails include the company logo, which make them appear even more real. This is called phishing. continue reading »last_img read more

Retail and leisure Sizing up the competition

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Governor Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Discuss the Impact of Education Funding Increases in Philadelphia during “Schools that Teach” Roundtable and Tour

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Discuss the Impact of Education Funding Increases in Philadelphia during “Schools that Teach” Roundtable and Tour First Lady Frances Wolf,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach,  Severance Tax Philadelphia, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today continued their “Schools That Teach” tour in Philadelphia, where they heard from teachers and administrators in the Philadelphia School District about the district’s plans to ensure that education funding from the governor’s 2015-16 budget goes directly into the classroom.“Pennsylvania ranks near the bottom in the country in state funding for K through 12 education and my proposed budget makes historic investments at all levels – early childhood education through higher education,” said Governor Wolf. “After years of funding cuts that resulted in the loss of educators, increased class sizes, and cuts to valuable programs, I want to ensure that the new funding in my budget reaches the classroom and directly impacts student achievement. Focusing on education will allow us to lay the foundation for long-term economic growth.”Governor Wolf’s budget proposal restores massive cuts made over the last four years, with a commitment to increase school funding by $2 billion over four years by instituting a commonsense severance tax on oil and natural gas. Governor Wolf’s proposal, called the Pennsylvania Education Reinvestment Act, is expected to generate over a billion dollars by 2017 by enacting a reasonable 5% severance tax plus 4.7 cents per thousand feet of volume on natural gas extraction.In a roundtable discussion at William H. Hunter Elementary School, the governor and first lady heard from school leaders and stakeholders about their plans to offer advanced courses and STEM-focused programs to prepare students for higher education, as well as to provide assistance through professional development, college and career counseling, and technical education to ensure smooth transitions into the workforce. The district also hopes to provide personalized help and community partnerships to assist struggling students and their families, as well as restore enrichment programs like music, arts, world languages, and library services.“This is an important opportunity for districts to have comprehensive conversations about how to invest this funding on proven resources and programs that will improve student learning,” Governor Wolf said. “What is being proposed here in Philadelphia is a prime example of a plan that will ensure this historic education investment reaches the classroom while providing clear benchmarks to measure the results of student achievement.”“You can see what happens when children have access to opportunities. We need Governor Wolf’s funding to open up those opportunities in Philadelphia,” said Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite. “Here in our district, we are asking each school to tell us how they’d use the additional funding in the governor’s budget to their unique needs. We look forward to working with the governor to deliver resources that Philadelphia desperately needs.”In March, Department of Education Acting Secretary Pedro Rivera sent a letter to superintendents in all 500 districts detailing accountability measures to ensure the education funding proposed in Governor Wolf’s 2015-2016 budget is spent directly on students in the classroom to allow them to compete in a modern economy. In the letter, Acting Secretary Rivera called on districts to submit plans to ensure this new investment reaches the classroom and to measure results for Pennsylvania’s students. As of yesterday, 92 percent of Pennsylvania school districts across the commonwealth submitted funding impact plans to the state Department of Education, outlining how the governor’s proposed $400 million basic education funding increase will be invested directly in classrooms.MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Sheridan – 717.783.1116# # #center_img May 29, 2015last_img read more

Property managers inundated as Cyclone Debbie nears coast

first_imgFamilies have stocked up on certain items with this Woolworths store in Ayr running out of certain stock like tinned soup two days before Cyclone Debbie was expected to hit the coastline.“We’ve helped a few different shops do that. When we close our doors we’ll sandbag. We believe police will shut main street down at midday. All shops shut now. It’s the calm before the storm. We’re sitting out the front wondering and waiting.”He said there was a good feeling across the community that people were prepared and stocked up, with some places sold out of things like batteries.“A lot of people say what are you sitting there for? At the end of the day we own a business, we own a house, we want to be able to access our property after the cyclone. It’s not something new to us, it’s not something we haven’t had previously, we’ve just got to do our best, help friends and neighbours and hope for the best.” Ayr SES members filling sandbags as part of the preparation for Cyclone Debbie. Picture: Rachel AfflickMr Reguson said there was “nothing really” that residents could do now but wait.“It’s just a part of life living in the tropics. It’s like winning the lotto the wrong way round if it comes to your town. It’s just the worst case scenario. We’re fully insured to face these elements. At the end of the day we’ve just got to ride it out. If it misses us here then some other poor town will get it.”He said in the Ayr CBD through the morning, business owners were helping each other take down swing signs and awnings and laying down sandbags. The Cyclone Shelter in Ayr being prepared for Cyclone Debbie.PROPERTY managers in the path of Cyclone Debbie have been inundated with calls from landlords and tenants as coastal towns prepare to face off against a possible Category 4 storm.David Reguson of Sugar Realty in Ayr said most shops were now shut and families were preparing to “bunker down”.center_img Forecast track map for Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie issued at 11.08am AEST Monday March 27, 2017. Source: BOM“With rentals I know they’ve had quite a few enquiries from landlords and tenants. I’ve been out running around with sandbags and that all morning. People have been ringing to see what to do.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours ago“It’s pretty surreal right now,” he said. “By all accounts we could be in for it.”The danger zone where Cyclone Debbie was expected to make landfall runs between Ayr and Mackay, south of the Townsville region. The Bureau of Meteorology forecast track map for Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie issued at 11.08am AEST had the eye hitting just south of Bowen as a Category 4 storm.last_img read more

62,000 kids absent from class

first_imgNZ Herald 26 July 2013Many parents are taking their youngsters out of class in order to take advantage of cheap holidays and flightsParents who remove their children from classes to take cheap flights and holidays are part of the reason 62,000 Kiwi kids miss school each week.Principals say rich and poor families are pulling their youngsters from school for travel – although an education expert has defended such trips, saying they can teach as much as school.Schools say many other excuses for absence from class don’t hold water. But poverty-related reasons for non-attendance, such as babysitting younger siblings while parents work, are harder to address.Findings from a Ministry of Education survey showed that about 62,000 students were absent from school for all or part of a day during the survey week, and 15,000 were unjustifiably absent.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10903374last_img read more

Jercyl Merrifield Wins Miss Noel Title

first_img Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Jercyl Merrifield Wins Miss Noel Title by: – December 21, 2011 Tweet Miss Noel – Jercyl Merrifield. Photo credit: Gregory Rabess Jercyl Merrifield copped the most points and the best in evening wear to win the Miss Noel crown at the Waraka Sewinal Festival held in Atkinson last Friday evening, December 16, 2011.The show presented by the Atkinson Primary School saw six contestants competing in three rounds; talent, casual wear and evening wear respectively. Adella Florent, Daniella Laurent and Miya Davis captured the first, second and third-runner up positions respectively.Miya Davis won the best talent round with a dramatic piece on sewinal. Crystal Winston won the best in casual wear. Jercyl Merrifield was presented with her sash and crown by Miss Noel 2009 Maiana James. The show also included guest performances from Copee, former winner of the DBS Song Contest, the ACYM Sacred Dancers, the Atkinson Primary School Choir, Bann Akayo and 13 year old drummer Jason Laronde.Miss Noel contestants. Photo credit: Gregoy RabessPrincipal of the Atkinson Primary School, Alice LaRonde, in commenting on the Miss Noel Show, notes that the show is a training ground for the young contestants and a stepping stone to participation in national pageants.She points out that Nakita Bruno, a former Miss Noel went on to win the carnival princess title and later, the carnival queen title and several regional titles. Another former Miss Noel, Siraya Timothy went on to win the Miss Wob Dwiyet Jersey, USA title.By: Gregory Rabesscenter_img Share 82 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

AFC to restart Champions League in September

first_imgAsia’s Champions League will resume in September with remaining group games played at centralised venues and a single-leg final in December, officials said Thursday following a six-month coronavirus hiatus. The continental club championship, featuring 32 teams stretching from Saudi Arabia in the west to Japan in the East, was suspended in March after just a handful of matches as travel restrictions kicked in across Asia to contain the pandemic. Chinese clubs Shanghai SIPG, Shanghai Shenhua and Guangzhou Evergrande are yet to play any group stage match after travel restrictions were imposed on teams from China, where the virus was first reported. But with the pandemic starting to ease in many countries, the AFC Thursday announced new dates for the competition. The four rounds of West Zone group stage matches for teams largely based in the Middle East will be crammed into 11 days from September 14 to 24 at a centralised venue still to be named. The East Zone has a greater match backlog and aim to complete their group fixtures from October 16 to November 1 also in a centralised venue yet to be named. The knockout phase will start immediately after the group stage is completed with matches reduced to one leg. The final be on December 5. Loading… Read Also: Guardiola praises ‘incredible’ Silva after Man City rout Newcastle But he added he was “delighted that we are seeing more encouraging progress on the return of many domestic leagues to the field,” paving the way for the resumption of AFC club tournaments. Football is gradually resuming around the world after closing down because of the virus. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 AFC general secretary Windsor John said it had been a “difficult and uncertain time in the history of our game”. Promoted ContentPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be Enemies10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?last_img read more